Getting Pregnant After Depo Provera Shots

Updated on July 18, 2016
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The Depo Provera birth control injection is taken every three months, or twelve weeks, to prevent pregnancy.
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Depo Provera

Are you considering the Depo Provera injections as a form of birth control? Are you already on Depo Provera or have stopped it and wondering what it is doing to your body? Read on to find out more about this birth control and the long term effects it may have on your body.

What is the Depo Shot ?

If you were to conduct an online search on the birth control option Depo Provera, what would you find? People asking about side affects? How about the thousands of women searching for answers concerning pregnancy during or after getting the shot?

I am one of those women. I had only one Depo shot, and I was searching for answers I did not have after stopping the shot. Here I am going to share my research about the Depo shot and how it affects getting pregnant in the future.

Depo Provera, or DMPA, is a form of birth control given as an injection. It contains mexdroxyprogesterone acetate, a synthetic form of the naturally occurring hormone progesterone. It prevents pregnancy for up to three months by stopping ovulation, thickening the cervical mucus, and changing the lining of the uterus so a pregnancy can't happen. The failure rate for this kind of birth control is around 0.3%, meaning that only three in one thousand women may get pregnant while using it.

A woman seeking to take this form of birth control should take the first shot within five days after the beginning of a normal menstrual cycle. For women getting the shot after giving birth, it is recommended that they wait a few weeks before getting the shot. Because a normal menstrual cycle may not occur for a while after giving birth, a health care provider might give a pregnancy test to ensure there is no pregnancy before administering the shot.

This form of birth control is for those who wish not to get pregnant at all or who wish not to get pregnant for a long while after giving birth. The recommended use for this shot is no more than two years, unless no other form of birth control works or is acceptable, due to the fact that it may cause bones to weaken from calcium loss.

What is Progesterone ?

Progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone in the body that helps with ovulation and menstrual cycles. When a woman is about to ovulate, or release an egg from the ovaries, progesterone is secreted to help prepare the uterus to accept the egg if it is fertilized and pregnancy occurs. A pregnancy would help keep the progesterone levels in the body high to prevent further ovulation. If the egg is not fertilized, progesterone levels drop and a menstrual cycle begins.

The synthetic progesterone in Depo Provera works by keeping the progesterone levels in the body at a higher level, essentially making the body think it's pregnant and preventing further ovulation.

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Depo Shot

Advantages
Disadvantages
99% effective
not effective against STDs
protection lasts for three months
loss of bone minerals, causing osteoperosis
less expensive than other birth control
quarterly doctors visits
no need to remember it, other than dr. visits
weight gain
chance of not having periods while on shot
effects last for a while even after last shot
may prevent uterine fibroids
many unpleasant side effects
If you are considering Depo Provera as a form of birth control, be aware of the advantages and disadvantages!

What is Depo Provera?

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Side Effects of Depo Shot

Depo Provera has many unpleasant side effects, a few of which are also found in other forms of birth control:

  • irregular bleeding, heavy bleeding, or no bleeding at all
  • weight gain
  • headaches
  • abdominal discomfort
  • hair growth or loss
  • nervousness
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • breast tenderness
  • acne
  • fluid retention or bloating

Weight gain is one of the side effects that bothers women the most. In fact, for every year a woman is on Depo Provera, she gains additional weight, nearly doubling the weight gain from the initial year.

A combination of some of these side effects--namely fatigue, lack of bleeding (amenorrhea), breast tenderness, and bloating--can make some women feel like they are pregnant. Many women search online, trying to see if others are experiencing the same thing, which many women are.

Serious side effects include anaphylactic reactions (severe allergic reactions) and ectopic pregnancy.

Periods on the Depo Shot

After the first Depo shot, many women will experience irregular or unpredictable bleeding as the body gets used to the synthetic hormone. For many women on the Depo shot, periods will be light and often disappear after the first few months on the shot (that is called amenorrhea , or the absence of a period). Other women may experience heavy bleeding, which may last only for the length of a period or may last for weeks on end.

Can You Get Pregnant After Only One Depo Shot?

Yes, you can get pregnant after only one Depo shot. It's just a matter of when you might get pregnant.

Some women, if they miss their second Depo shot, can get pregnant right away. For others, it can take months to conceive. For me personally, it took 18 months after only one Depo shot to conceive.

Can You Get Pregnant on the Depo Shot?

Even though the Depo Provera shot is meant to prevent pregnancy, there still is a chance you could become pregnant while on the shot. Here are some possibilities of how the Depo shot may fail:

  • the first shot was not given within the first 5 days of a normal period and you have had intercourse before the shot (meaning you were already pregnant at the time the shot was administered)
  • you had unprotected intercourse within the first month of the shot, before it was absolutely effective in your body
  • you did not get the next shot within 12 weeks

For reasons unknown, a few women each year get pregnant while on the shot, even after being on the shot for longer than the first three months and getting it at the recommended times.

Just remember: the only 100% birth control method is no intercourse at all. All other forms are 99% or lower. If you want to prevent pregnancy while on the shot, use a backup method like a condom or spermicide.

If you do become pregnant on the shot, stop taking the shot immediately and contact your health care provider. There is little or no increased risk of birth defects, yet in some countries it is reported that babies conceived while their mothers were on the shot may have a lower birth rate.

Stopping the Depo Shot

After experiencing the side effects of Depo Provera or wanting to become pregnant, many women choose to stop getting the shots. To do so, contact your health care provider and ask to cancel your next shot. You may be asked if you would like to consider any other birth control or if you need any more information.

When you stop taking the shot, it may take several weeks to several months to have a regular period again. You may once again experience irregular bleeding and abnormal periods until the hormone is out of your system. Most women may not experience ovulation for approximately 6-9 months after stopping the shot, while others may get pregnant soon after stopping the shot. If you want to stop the shot yet still don't want to become pregnant, it's best to use some other form of birth control.

How Long After the Depo Shot Can You Get Pregnant?

As mentioned above, regular periods may not return for several weeks to several months. On average, most women will not ovulate for approximately 6-9 months, and some sources say that time frame may even be 6-18 months.

Two things may affect how long it takes for you to get pregnant after stopping the shot: how long you took the shots and how consistent you were with taking them. Few women can get pregnant immediately after taking the shot. For many others, pregnancy doesn't occur for months or even years after stopping the shot. In my personal experience, it is taking longer than a year to conceive, as I have seen in some sources to be true for some women.

How to Get Pregnant After Depo Shot

If you would like to get pregnant after taking the Depo shot, here are some things you should do:

  • track your periods and make note when they become regular
  • track your ovulation once your periods become regular or take an ovulation test
  • have intercourse every other day from the time you stop your period until your next period, especially around ovulation
  • take prenatal vitamins to give your body what it needs to support a pregnancy

Above all, be patient. It may take a while to become pregnant after stopping the shot.

Depo Detox Diet

Some women, after stopping the Depo shot, turn to a detox diet to help their bodies get rid of the synthetic progesterone lingering in their bodies. The detox diet helps to flush the synthetic progesterone from the liver and may help with becoming pregnant.

Note: If you are considering one of these detox diets, first consult your doctor. Some of the herbs may not be suitable for you or may be dangerous for an underlying condition you may have. You also should wait a few weeks to allow your body to rid itself of the hormone and to heal.

A detox diet may include the following:

  • a lot of water
  • fresh fruits, vegetables and their juices
  • herbal teas
  • dandelion root
  • milk thistle
  • tumeric

Again, be sure to consult your doctor before going on any kind of detox diet.


Depo Provera Shots

As you can see, the Depo Provera shots are a long term birth control option that may not be for everyone. Make sure to make an informed decision if you are choosing this shot as your birth control.

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      Marissa 4 hours ago from United States

      Ashy, if you reread my article, I say the same thing.

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      Marissa 4 hours ago from United States

      Nancy, if you are overdue by 36 days, you should be able to take a pregnancy test to determine if you are pregnant.

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      Marissa 4 hours ago from United States

      Martha, I don't quite understand your question, but anytime you have sex you can become pregnant. If you are concerned about becoming pregnant on the shot, I suggest using another form of protection.

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      Suzan 9 hours ago

      I gave birth on 15 January and I took a depo shot but I had

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      Ashy 22 hours ago

      I get depo shot 1 time only. Its been like 2 months i stop after 1 shot of depo. I was curious if i can still get pregnant anytime.. Because they said it takes longer to get pregnant if u got depo shot can u help me please

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      Marissa 6 days ago from United States

      Wowwomen, while the shot may still be in your system, it's still possible to get pregnant. Use another form of protection.

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      Marissa 6 days ago from United States

      Azia, the test is probably right. The shot can stop your period.

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      Nancy 6 days ago

      18 years in Depo never late in shot shot right now is overdue by 36 days now I have had sex twice what are the chances of me getting pregnant ? Getting shot next week any help

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      Martha nicky 7 days ago

      Im taking one shot and its due two months ago and from this due dates i had unprotected sex 8 days ago..

      Can i get pregnant

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      wowwomen 8 days ago

      I’ve been on depo for about 3 yrs! and i just got off the beginning of march because i gained about 40 pds! but i’m nervous because me and my boyfriend has had unprotected sex since i’ve gotten off but i never got my period! and i’ve taken test all negative..

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      Azia 9 days ago

      Hi my menstruation just stop after two months and the following month i didnt recieve my menstruation ..but ive already took a pregnancy test and it say negative . Should i believe the test?

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      Marissa 9 days ago from United States

      Sherry, honestly, I couldn't tell you. It might be too soon to test for pregnancy though. It could just be the shot.

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      Marissa 9 days ago from United States

      Iya, it wouldn't hurt to take a test.

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      Marissa 9 days ago from United States

      Gixie, I would follow the advice of your doctor. Of course anytime you have sex there's a chance of pregnancy, but being that you've had three shots, your chances are lessened. If for some reason you do become pregnant, the baby should be okay, from what I read in my research.

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      Sherry 10 days ago

      (See previous post for more information)It’s been 9 days since sex, yesterday I had pink to brown spotting. Today no spotting, like cramps. I took a test it was negative, do you think it’s too soon or the depo just have my hormones messed up?

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      Iya 11 days ago

      I have dmpa for more than 3 yrs now...last january was my last shot and the next one will be on May..i just felt unusual because even before I only had spotting..and the symptoms of pregnancy only occurs in the first 3 to 4 months that I had it..but now, I didnt have any spotting and feels symptoms again like Im pregnant.. will about to take the test tomrow coz Im worried since it feels awkward and not having any spots for more than 2 months now..

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      Gixie 13 days ago

      How do you count exactly the every 3 months shot? My OB says as long as u hava a shot on the first 7 days ofn the 3rd month after ypur first shot. My first was October 6, 2nd was on January 3rd and 3rs shot was given April 6th( had unprotected sex) will i get pregnant? If i am possible pregnant does the depo affect the baby? Thanks a lot!

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      Marissa 2 weeks ago from United States

      Chopp, it's recommended to wait a few weeks before having unprotected sex. There is a chance of pregnancy until the shot is fully in your system. If you aren't interested in pregnancy right now, you should use another form of protection.

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      Chopp 2 weeks ago

      ive been on the depo for about three weeks now, ive had unprotected sex before the depo and after and last night the guy came in me, is there a chance i could get pregnant? should i get the after pill?

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      Marissa 2 weeks ago from United States

      Sherry, anytime you have sex, you can become pregnant. Unfortunately, even after one shot you can experience pregnancy symptoms, even though you might not be pregnant. If you continue to have these symptoms and your period never comes back, I suggest taking a test.

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      Sherry 2 weeks ago

      I got my depo shot Feb 28, the first week was horrible I had all the symptoms of pregnant women and some. I had heavy to light bleeding up until March 29th. I had unprotected sex on March 31, my cervical mucus is watery and I’m vagina area is cramping like I am about to become on my period. Is there any chance I could’ve gotten pregnant? This my first and last shot I hate it

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      Sharna kay 2 weeks ago

      I was on the depo shot for one year and I stop take it from last and I start to see back my period from October and I missed it in November and March an am trying to get pregnant now

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      Marissa 2 weeks ago from United States

      Ana, please see my answer to your question above.

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      Ana 2 weeks ago

      I have been on the depo shot for approximately 6 years. I missed my last shot last month February the 19th. I had unprotected sex couple days ago, but I already have an appointment to get my deposit shot again. Would I get

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      Marissa 3 weeks ago from United States

      Theresa, unfortunately, sometimes it takes a long while to become pregnant after taking the shot. Aside from talking to your doctor, there's not much else I can suggest you other than what is in the article.

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      Theresa 3 weeks ago

      I took depo shot on last year June and due on August. I got my period on October but was flowing my normal menses. But it came normal on this year January 2018 and since then it has become normal. My husband and I have tried all we can to get conceive since I have my normal period but nothing is happening, want to know what can cause for pregnant not to occur. I need help am under pressure and I don't know what to do.

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      Marissa 4 weeks ago from United States

      Worried, I was in a very similar situation. It took me nearly 18 months to conceive after having one shot. I suggest speaking with your doctor.

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      Marissa 4 weeks ago from United States

      Lebogang, yes, you can get pregnant before the shot has a chance to get into your system.

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      Worried Mama 4 weeks ago

      I took the depo shot in Oct 2016 and got my first period in Dec 2016 with regular monthly periods till date...trying to conceive but hasn’t happened yet though that was my first and only shot...am feeling desperate now

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      Lebogang 4 weeks ago

      I had unprotected sex in the morning and later that day i went for a depo short am i in a high risk of getting pregnant.

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      Marissa 7 weeks ago from United States

      Delphine, it could take a while before your cycle returns.

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      Delphine 7 weeks ago

      Hi i took the injection on Nov 2016 and it was my first time since then I've never gone for the second one so since then am not pregnant what might be the problem

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      Marissa 7 weeks ago from United States

      Rhee, it depends on a number of factors. For some women, it can happen right away, and for others like myself it can take quite a while.

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      Rhee 7 weeks ago

      I have had four shot and my last one ends on the 15 of march and now I want to have a baby .so I am wondering how soon can I get pregnant

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      Stephanie 7 weeks ago

      So i get off depo shot Tuesday

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      The shot does work by preventing ovulation. Without ovulation, the chance of pregnancy is slim. That being said however, there have been some women who have become pregnant while on the shot. If you are not ready for a pregnancy right now, I suggest a backup method.

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      Katelyn 2 months ago

      I’ve been on depo provera for over a year and a half and haven’t gotten my period since after my first shot. Is there a chance of pregnancy still even tho I haven’t gotten my period in so long?! I’m scared because my boyfriend and I messed up and I know usually the depo shot stops ovulation but I didn’t know if there was a chance of pregnancy. I get my shot every 3 months in the time frame my doctor gives me and I just got another shot 2 days ago

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Amaya, sometimes it takes a while for your cycles to get back to normal.

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      Amaya 2 months ago

      I had one depo shot which ended on January I had one heavy period which lasted 12 days. After that I have had unprotected sex twice. My AF was due on the 29th January and there's still no sign of my AT iv done a test and it's negative. Advice please.

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Jasmine, it's possible. It takes a few weeks for the shot to be fully in your system.

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      Jasmine 2 months ago

      If u got ur depo shot after u had sex un-protected sex the same day can u get pregnant

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Memory, you shouldn't have unprotected sex when you get the first shot. Your doctor can explain more.

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Carlee, it might take a few weeks for the shot to kick in.

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Suzanne, you should speak with your doctor.

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      carlee 2 months ago

      Im confused. So does it take a week for the shot to kick in or can i still get pregnant afterwards if its only my first shot? How long should i wait? I wanna be safe

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      Suzanne hathey Jones 2 months ago

      I was in the injection for about a year and a half? I came off the injection from about last year April am here trying to get pregnant again't with my second child... I only bleed oncenter and from that I never see anymore bleeding any advice on what I should do.

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Mouna, it could be either, unfortunately.

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Sarah, it varies from woman to woman.

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      Sarah brown 3 months ago

      I start the Depo injection in say October 2015 not sure of the exact date, I had my last injection in April 2017, I didn’t have a period till the 9th December 2016, the period lasted 7 days which was a lot heavier and longer and more painful than usual I then come on my period on the 3rd of January for another 7 days with 18 dayes between the 2 periods, me and my partner have tried to conceive but nothing!! does anyone have any idea how long it could take to get pregnant as I have already had 2 periods? Thanks

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      Marissa 3 months ago from United States

      Dina, I have heard that sometimes doctors put patients on birth control to try to regulate their cycles. I suggest speaking with your doctor to see what your options are.

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      Dina 3 months ago

      I had the depot for 2 years.I stop it since June 2016. I am trying to have a second child but still nothing happening.I still don't have my periods and my doctor did a test I am not ovulating. I don't know what else to do.help please

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      Marissa 3 months ago from United States

      Sierra, it's different for every person.

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      Marissa 3 months ago from United States

      Taisha, unfortunately, there is no way for me to know. If it happened right away for you last time, it could happen that way again or it could not.

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      Marissa 3 months ago from United States

      Elizabeth, it does take some women longer to become pregnant after using the shot. If you are concerned about future fertility, you might want to speak to your doctor about a different birth control method.

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      taisha reyess 3 months ago

      I been on this shot for almost 3months. my next shot is due by the end of the month and I'm not going to take it any more because I want to get pregnant. how long will it take for me to get pregnant if I only have so little time on it. even though the last time I got of it I got pregnant right away. could it happen again?

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      elizabeth 3 months ago

      can the Depo Vera shot cause infertility. the depovera is said to not be connected to any permanent infertility, but I have come across so many reviews off women not being able to get pregnant or carry baby to term due date even years after being off last shot, I am 16 years old currently taking depo Vera for a year and 5 months and really scared that I won’t be able to get pregnant anymore when I get older

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      Marissa 3 months ago from United States

      Melissa, every woman is different. There's no way to know how long it might take.

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      MELISSA 3 months ago

      I WAS ON IT FOR 6 YEARS AND JUST GOT OFF WHAT HAPPENS NOW HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GO BACK TO NORMAL?

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      Marissa 4 months ago from United States

      Abell, there are some recommendations in the article. You can also speak to your doctor.

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      Marissa 4 months ago from United States

      Macey, I suggest speaking with your doctor about how you feel. If your doctor doesn't seem to listen, maybe it is time to find a new doctor.

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      abell 4 months ago

      i was on it 9 years and got off it last month. how can i speed up the process of getting p?regnant

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      Macey 4 months ago

      My last shot was in June 2016 and I am still experiencing issues after coming off the Depo. I have been to numerous doctors and most don't think it's the shot. The last doctor said to just wait it out since it's been so long. I have had pregnancy symptoms but am not pregnant. I also have had anxiety issues, with the worst being depersonalization and derealization. Have you heard of anxiety, depersonalization, and derealization issues from others coming off the shot? Do you have any other recommendations of what to do? I am going to try drinking more lemon water and exercising, as well as more fruits and vegetables. I am just worried if I go more than 18 months and still have these issues.

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      tracey mephis 4 months ago

      thanks for letting me share my thought marissa

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      tracey mephis 4 months ago

      there is always a way to get pregnant

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      Marissa 4 months ago from United States

      Jayla, unfortunately, there's no way to know. You can certainly try to become pregnant.

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      Jayla 4 months ago

      I have been on depo for about 2 years i got off the end of September....and i just got my period back, a regular 5 day period...can i get pregnant now ? Or is the depo still in my body ?

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      Marissa 4 months ago from United States

      Bina, yes, it is still possible for you to get pregnant. It is also possible that you are experiencing the effects of the shot still.

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      Marissa 4 months ago from United States

      Kayla, I personally did not, but there are some who did.

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      bina 4 months ago

      I had depo shot on june5 and it expired october 11. I Had period on october 1st for 9 days since then i have not had period its november 26th, 2017. I Had intercourse on october 7,11,15,29,30,31 and november 3,4,7,18,21,26. i was on depo shot 3 times and it expired october 11 since then i have not taken no birth control can i still get pregnant????

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      Kayla 4 months ago

      Have you guys got pregnant on the Depo-shot?

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Ney, I'm not sure. Speak with your doctor.

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      Ney 5 months ago

      Hi there i only took the depo shot once.

      Im clean for almost 3 months i already had my period after that for 3 weeks.

      And i get a white gel everyday from then what is it?

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Deja, anytime you have sex you can become pregnant. When you get the Depo shot, you are supposed to use backup measures to prevent pregnancy for the first few weeks.

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Seleste, if you haven't had a period since June, you really need to speak with your doctor. Something else could be going on.

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      Deja 5 months ago

      Hello so I had unprotected sex 3 days before my very first depo shot and that day I got it and everyday since I got it (last week Nov,7th).. Do you think I will be pregnant?

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      Seleste 5 months ago

      I only got three shots total. Last shot was due Dec. 2015 but I never went, my period is irregular (at one point I was spotting for two weeks & another just for four days) this year (2017) on June 16th-20th I had my period it was really heavy and the cramps were intense. I went to the ER basically got pills to help with cramping & got blood work done everything came back good. So fast forward to today November 12th 2017, I haven't had my period since June :/ I'm kind of worried because it's been 5 months since my last period, I took a pregnancy test two months ago & it came back negative. I feel horrible knowing I only got three shots total and that's it's going on two years next month that I've been off the depo.. I understand everyone is different it's just hard sometimes.. me and my boyfriend have been together 4 years in the beginning that's why I got on birth control because I was still in school but now that he's 23 and I'm 20 it's just harder on use especially me.. I should've just waited.. I really didn't think the depo would mess up my cycle this bad.

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Shaye, I counted from the date of the last shot.

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      Shaye 5 months ago

      I need to know when counting 18 months does it me the last shot I got or expired date of shot

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Veronicz, I suggest speaking with your doctor.

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Sam, any time you have sex, there's a possibility of pregnancy. Even without a proper cycle you may still ovulate. Wait two weeks and then take a test. Until then, use another form of protection.

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      veronicz 5 months ago

      Hi am trying to conceive after depo injection I stopped using it 5,months ago bt am not ovulating.. Please help I want a baby

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      Sam 5 months ago

      Hi I had my son 20/07/17 and had depo injection 21/7/17 and was suppose to get another one 21/10/17 but never did as I bled the whole time it would sometimes go light but I was always bleeding. And I still am now but 2 days ago I had sex and the condom broke is it possible I could fal pregnant even though I have been bleeding ? I don’t think I’ve had a proper period yet but I’m still unsure as my bleeding goes from light to heavy. And I’m not ready for another baby ! What do I do ?

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Brittany, only a pregnancy test can tell you if you are pregnant or not. You could either be pregnant or experiencing the effects of the shot still.

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Chely, I'm not sure.

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      Brittany 5 months ago

      I didn't get ny last depo shot on October 12th and it was to be my third one. For the last week in a half or so I have been having many symptoms of pregnancy. I have taken tests that come back negative yet the symptoms keep getting worse as time goes on and I still haven't gotten my period. At this point I'm starting to feel like I'm crazy and I'm unsure of what to do as it is getting worse and more symptoms keep coming as if I were pregnant. Thank you for any advice!

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      Chely 5 months ago

      Can depo shot cause a miscarriage ?

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Vanny, it could be either. You can take a pregnancy test to find out.

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      Vanny 5 months ago

      Hello,

      I only took depo once in May and period returned mid September. As of now I have no period this month of October. I have lots of cramping but no period. Could I be pregnant or is it the depo ?

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Jenna, it might take a while before your cycles are back to normal.

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Kaitlyn, I suggest seeing your doctor.

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      Jenna soria 5 months ago

      I've only had one shot I haven't taken it in 3 months still no period or pregnancy I'm so frustrated

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Jean, everyone reacts differently to the shot, so there's no way to say.

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      Jean 5 months ago

      Hi i have a question if i start this depo shot will it affect my future of getting preggo?

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      Kaitlyn 5 months ago

      I had one depo shot before my last one which I got 2 weeks late. In between those two weeks I had unprotected sex and have been having all pregnancy symptoms and also had one pregnancy test come back positive. What should I do?

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      Kaitlyn 5 months ago

      I have had one depo shot before this last one but I was two weeks late getting my last shot and had unprotected sex during those two weeks. I have been having a lot of pregnancy symptoms and have had one pregnancy test come back with a faint positive line

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Karen, you can skip your next shot. Speak with your doctor first, of course, and consider another form of birth control.

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Carmila, it could be from the shot. If you're experiencing side effects, please speak with your doctor.

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      KarenServiento 5 months ago

      I had my 1st Depo shot last friday ( October 20,2017) And I want to stop it NOW after I read all the side effects. Is there any way I can to stop it immediately? :(

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      Carmila 6 months ago

      I've had a 3 moths injection twice which makes it 6 months. And on the 7th month i skipped my periods. On the 8th month I went back to normal. I suspected I've been ovulation month end of the 8th month and had unprotected sex the following day. On the 9th month the time I was supposed to be on my periods, I've had an on and off light bleeding accompanied with cramp. I tested negative. What could be happening? Did I test too early or?

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      Marissa 6 months ago from United States

      Britney, are you on the shot? It could be the hormones messing with your system. Please speak with a doctor about your symptoms.

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